My mission to Mars

How I learned to love leading teams.

 
One team. One goal.  An objective grid for the team: What the team had to do to be successful ran along the vertical and the team members ran along the horizontal.


One team. One goal.
An objective grid for the team: What the team had to do to be successful ran along the vertical and the team members ran along the horizontal.

Leading remotely  You cannot always talk to a team face-to-face. In this case, it was an ad-hoc team spread across the company that I was counting on to promote an new app. 


Leading remotely
You cannot always talk to a team face-to-face. In this case, it was an ad-hoc team spread across the company that I was counting on to promote an new app. 

Early in my career I worked as an independent product designer and programmer. As projects got bigger and more clients arrived at my doorstep, it became clear I needed to get some help, so I started a company.

When I started the team-building process, I gathered advice from people I knew and respected. “Whoever you hire, make sure they can do the job better than you can and work hard to help them stay that way,” was the advice one mentor gave me. Years later, it's still some of the best advice I continue to follow.

Regardless of the role I play or size of team I'm leading, I work with talented individuals to build trust, outdo my abilities, and exceed my expectations. And trust, it turns out, begets trust, which in turn let's me continuously set the bar higher for myself and my team.